“Balance” Your Body Back to Normal Function – Part II

Last week, we discussed how your body naturally compensates for itself when there is any stiffness, tightness, soreness, discomfort or pain. This is the way the body protects itself from further injury and problems. We also discussed how, after the injured area is recovered, when the compensations are not adequately addressed, your body cannot fully…

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Volk Physical Therapy in Concord asks: Is Your Body “In Balance” and Functioning Optimally?

Have you recently recovered from an injury and just feel like something is “off.” Are you currently battling an ankle, knee or hip injury and feeling like your back is starting to get sore?? Are you a runner, biker or any activity that requires repetitive motions / movements and having problems fully recovering from simple…

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Why Knee Pain Gets Worse When You Exercise And How To Ease It…

I get questions like these often from people…. “Hey Dean, I’ve been having with a pain in my right knee now for a few weeks. What I can’t put my finger on is what I did to make it start in the first place.” They typically go on to explain something along these lines– it’s…

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Back Pain: The ONE Thing That Makes Sciatica Worse & What To Do About It

Sometimes IT happens. You’re going about your normal day, you’re feel great and don’t think twice about any ‘health problems’ because they’re way off in the future anyway, but then all of a sudden you feel a twinge in your lower-back… And immediately you know something’s not right. Maybe you even begin to kid yourself…

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Should I Be Worried That My Knees Click?

SO many clients who come to see me ask why their knees pop and should they worry, if it is not painful. A knee that decides to ‘pop’ or make a cracking sound can sometimes feel worrying, and I’m sure that most of us at one time or another have knelt down and had our knees make a clicking…

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Even the Dogs Know Water is Needed

One thing we started doing at Volk PT this summer is enjoying Therapy Dog visits to help alleviate the stress in our clients, but also to try to help us all enjoy the Dog Dayz of Summer. If you have a dog, you should notice how much more water they are drinking now, compared to…

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Sitting… Is It Really THAT Bad For You?

I bet you’re sitting down while reading this… Whether you’re sitting in a coffee shop, you’re at work at your desk, lounging on your sofa after a long day, or sat up in bed, you’re probably sitting comfortably while reading this. And I don’t blame you – sitting has become so ingrained in our daily…

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Exercise and Unwanted Back Tension

Here’s an email I received from one of my patients Steve, 47 y/o, last week: “Dean, I was wondering if you could help me… As you know I really enjoy running. I run 5-6 times a week with at least one day of rest. Lately my body has been feeling a little lethargic and my…

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Quick Simple Tips To Make Running Easier

For New or Seasoned Runners This past Saturday was the Harrisburg 5k Fun Run in the Town Center. A bit brisk in the morning, with temperatures in the 40’s for the run, make these tips even more helpful for those recently inspired to take up running. I was busy in my Concord office doing a…

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Avoid Lower Back Pain When You Swing A Golf Club

If you’ve NEVER played a round of golf, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there’s not much to it, and that there’s very little chance of you being injured if all you’re doing is a bit of walking and striking a few balls every once in a while.  But that’s not the case. Golfers are frequent…

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